Hi everyone! My name is MILANA, I'm 11 years old and have been playing drums since I can remember! 7 years to be exact πŸ™‚

I LOOOVE TOOL. And Danny Carey fascinates me. I picked 'Ticks and Leeches' because it's an absolute blast to play, and it doesn't have any swearing ;). Cool story - mom took me to see Danny play in a small club last year and I actually got to help him load in his gear πŸ˜€

Since the age of 6, I've played in various bands and on dozens of stages, in styles ranging from Brazilian Bateria to Big Band to Metal. Performing all over the world is my dream! I've had some incredible experiences so far, so I try to challenge myself every day to prepare for any opportunities that come my way.

Here are some highlights I'm incredibly grateful for: jamming with two of my favorite drummers, Sheila E. and Stewart Copeland as well as Grammy-Award winning artists (members of Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, Tower Of Power and more), Josh Dunn, drummer for Twenty One Pilots, sharing my 'Lane Boy' cover on social media, drumming on 3 national tv shows, a major commercial, and believe it or not - playing trombone in Gwen Stefani's latest music video!

All drummers influence me in their own way, especially ALL OF YOU. I must admit though, I'm dying to meet Chad Smith! πŸ˜‰

COME SAY HELLO! @MilanaRocks

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Country: United-States



34 responses to “MILANA”

  1. hlag says:

    Milana, welcome back! It’s great to see you in the contest again this year. Good luck!

  2. Drummerdanva says:

    That was simply amazing. 11 huh? I believe you were born to play drums.

  3. Sophie Tracy says:

    Great cover Milana 🀟I love itπŸ₯πŸŽΆ

  4. I’m glad you’re participating in the contest. Good luck!

  5. Anna says:

    Great Job, good luck!

  6. Sara Neidorf says:

    Wow, Milana! You’re an amazing drummer already, and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future!

  7. rasila says:

    So proud to share weekly winner with you! I love the joy and fun you project. You are sending great happiness into the world. Stick (pun) to your dreams and they will come true for u.

  8. Rikki says:

    So thrilled to see your progression through the years-from your first appearance as a precious little girl who was starting her drumming journey with a grand start, to a beautiful young lady who is already killing it behind the kit. There’s great things ahead for you. <3
    Rikki Woods

    • milana says:

      RIKKI!!! So good to see you!! I’ve thought about you and wondered how you are. Thank you so much for the nice words, let’s keep in touch for sure! πŸ˜€

  9. marks says:

    BRILLIANT! Well Done!

  10. Lea T. says:

    Hi Milana! It’s always great to see you back in the contest, and congrats on your win in the weekly contest! You just get stronger and better every year! SO much fun to watch. Thanks for sharing your passion for drums:)

  11. Dang sister. That was amazing – what a gift you have! Best of luck on your world tour πŸ™‚ R-

  12. Amanda Dal says:

    YAS Tool πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So good!

  13. magnones says:

    Voted – Good luck Milana!

  14. karenr says:

    This is SMOKIN’!!! Danny would be proud – YOU ROCK! πŸ˜€

  15. affi says:

    simply incredible!

  16. kandk says:

    Great! Well deserved weekly winner

  17. Wow! Your videos and playing get better every year.
    I am a fan of you πŸ™‚ I knew you’ll be a finalist again

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